Bermet Talant is a Kyrgyz journalist whose work focuses on politics and human rights. In the past four years, she worked for the Kyiv Post, Ukraine’s major English-language publication, covering some of the biggest international stories such as the rise of television comedian Volodymyr Zelensky to power, the U.S. impeachment scandal, and Ukraine’s peace process with Russia.
In 2017, Bermet completed a three-month fellowship with the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP). During her stint there she contributed to several investigative projects and co-authored an investigation into the murder of the exiled Tajik opposition leader in Istanbul.
Bermet has also contributed stories on Turkey, Belarus, and Kyrgyzstan to such media outlets as Eurasianet, Open Democracy, Calvert Journal, and RFE/RL.
Her project at the Reuters Institute will look at misinformation created and spread on Telegram.